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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a child's first dental visit be once you see their first tooth or at the age of 12 months. The first visit will help to establish a home routine of good oral hygiene of brushing and flossing. The dental hygienist will then show you how to brush and the doctor will come in and count the teeth. Any risk factors for developing cavities will be discussed at this time.
Sealants are recommended as soon as the permanent 6 year molars are present. The 6 year molars will be in the mouth longer than any other tooth. It is important to protect these teeth as much as possible by placing a sealant in the groove of the tooth. The procedure is quick, easy and painless. Placing sealants will help to keep the teeth cavity free.
Restorative Services are fillings, pediatric crowns, baby root canals and extractions.
Orthodontic appliances are done prior to Invisalign Teen or braces. There are several different types of orthodontic appliances that will help prepare the mouth prior to having Invisalign Teen or braces. For example an expansion appliance may prevent having teeth extracted prior to Invisalign Teen/Braces. Invisalign Teen is for patients that have lost all of their baby teeth and have second molars in or at least partially erupted. The length of treatment will vary but the average case is about 12 months. The patient will wear clear aligners for a certain number of hours per day. One of the great benefits of Invisalign is being able to brush and floss with ease and also taking pictures without any metal brackets showing. The aligners are virtually invisible.
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